We serve the public by advocating for justice.
The Coconino County Attorney's Office is dedicated to the vigorous and fair prosecution of crime throughout Coconino County, protection of the rights of crime victims, and effective legal representation of the County and many County special districts.
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Featured Program - Law Clerk Program
The Coconino County Attorney’s Office has developed a Law Clerk Program that reaches out to students in all three years of law school. Our program and work environment are designed to engage, challenge, and nurture young lawyers. Our senior attorneys are among the best public lawyers in the state and our law clerks work closely with them on specific assignments, as part of a team in strategy sessions, and in the court room. For more information, click here Law Clerk Program
Division Spotlight – Misdemeanor Prosecution
The misdemeanor prosecution team is responsible for the prosecution of all misdemeanor citations submitted by one of fourteen different law enforcement agencies throughout northern Arizona. These cases are filed in one of four justice courts: Flagstaff, Fredonia, Page, and Williams. Our prosecution team consists of two attorneys and two legal assistants, who sometimes handle over three thousand cases in a single year. These cases are resolved by deferred prosecution, plea agreement, or trial.
Deferred Prosecution – This program is available to first time offenders who do not have a criminal history and are likely to benefit from an effective community-based program of rehabilitation. Defendants who successfully complete their deferred prosecution agreement will have their charges dismissed.
Plea Agreement – The consequences for most misdemeanor charges is a fine, so most cases are resolved by a plea agreement. The defendant in the case may accept or reject the offered plea agreement.
Trial –Attorneys conduct trials in each of the four justice courts listed above. The majority of the cases handled by the misdemeanor unit are traffic related. Other case types include drugs, domestic violence, DUI, and property crimes. For more information regarding misdemeanor prosecution, click here Misdemeanor Prosecution